UN extends North Korea experts` committee mandate

The seven independent experts were appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Updated: Jun 11, 2011, 16:17 PM IST

Pyongyang: The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to renew the mandate of a committee of independent experts created to monitor the implementation of sanctions against North Korea.

The vote on Friday to extend the committee`s term to June 2012 came as China continues to block the release of a report by the UN experts accusing North Korea of violating UN sanctions that ban the export and import of ballistic missile and nuclear-related items as well as conventional arms and luxury goods.

China`s UN Ambassador Li Baodong told reporters that Beijing is "still studying that report”.
The seven independent experts were appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Bureau Report